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Anthony R. P…, Real Estate Pro in Sylmar, CA
Anthony R. Perez answered:
What do you recommend when looking for a good kitchen and bath store that provides tiles?
Quality and thickness is everything pay a little more!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 6, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Deborah Brem…, Real Estate Pro in 90049
Deborah Bremner answered:
CAN A BUILDING INSPECTOR TELL A CONTRACTOR OR EVEN VOICE HIS/HER OPINION IF THE CONTRACTOR IS CHARGING TOO MUCH FOR A JOB SITE??
I doubt that the inspector would have access to records of costs/ expenditures on a job site.
Deborah Bremner
The Bremner Group at Coldwell Banker
REALTOR, 00588885, ABR, CDPE, eAgen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Anthony R. P…, Real Estate Pro in Sylmar, CA
Anthony R. Perez answered:
When re-tiling a bath tub/shower how far up should the tile go? Does the tile need to extend past the shower nozzle by a certain distance?
ICC building Code is 72 inches minimum from the bottom of the shower pan whatever you want to do after that is your choice.

I like tile on the ceiling because of steam (water vapor) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 90065
Chris Blasic, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Chris Blasic answered:
What's the typical cost for extending the 2nd floor of an existing 2-storey house into a master bed and bath in the Hollywood Hills?
Hi Brianwils,

Every project is unique and will require different permits, materials, and labor costs. I would get some free estimates from licensed contractors.

good luck

Chris ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 90046
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
do you know of any painting contractors that repair decks as well as exteriors?
Thank you for your question about a contractor referral. I recommend using the website Angie's list. I know there is a small fee for its use but the information you gain is inval ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 14, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Deborah Brem…, Real Estate Pro in 90049
Deborah Bremner answered:
I recently purchased a home, after having some pluming issues I have found that PVC pipe was used with CPVC pipe in my kitchen (this is a no no).
First of all, Carmen, I am not a plumber, so I can't comment on whether this is a problem. I take your word for this.

If it's really a problem, then yes, an inspector shou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
Room addition contractor
Sure, contact Vahik Tatoosi at (818) 585-1988 or tatoosi@yahoo.com. He's great! Tell him I sent you, he'll take good of you. If you have any other questions, feel free to con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 14, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 90016
Joe Arnao, Real Estate Pro in Sandwich, MA
Joe Arnao answered:
is it better to repair some water damaged siding, then repaint. or reside the entire house. is wood composite siding respected?
The easy answer is to reside the entire house. Then you know there would be no questions arising, cost not being an issue. Talk to a local builder about the wood composite. We don' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Mount Washington
Monique &…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Insulate attic before or after adding ducting for A/C?
Hello Squid,

I had the same dilemma. I recently added insulation to my attic after the ductwork. It was a blown in insulation. The issue depends on what insulation you are using. A b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 3, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Should I renovate my pool or just fill it in if we want to sell in 5 years?
How much do you want to use the pool over the next five years?

Some things in a home aren't exactly investments, they're consumables. A kitchen remodel today does increase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 14, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 90066
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
dealing with lead paint?
Chemical stripping and mechanical removal are the 2 ways to remove it.

Painting over lead paint still allows the lead to remain.

mechanical removal would come down to either scra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 90026
Shel-lee Dav…, Real Estate Pro in 90274
Shel-lee Davis - BRE #01817412 answered:
Working with 203K loan for first time. Escrow is open, 203K consultant working on his report. I need to find contractors that work with the 203K in LA
Congratulations on your purchase. Ask both your lender and the 203K consultant for a list of contractors they have worked with in the past. This would be a great first step. Also kno ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 25, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 90041
Emily S. Kne…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Emily S. Knell answered:
would you have any idea how much it would cost to build a two story house on a 5000 sq. foot property in los angeles? I plan to buy land then build.
It all depends on how extravagant you want the home to be, this cost / sqft can vary greatly.

You can ask a respected builder in my neighborhood, his name is Paul Kalish with TKR con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Deborah Brem…, Real Estate Pro in 90049
Deborah Bremner answered:
What is the range of cost per sq ft for room additions in Inglewood (Los Angeles county).Want large open room, about 15x15 ft, added onto upstair...
Hi Kenyamae;

Converting unused attic space into a bedroom is an excellent way to gain valuable living area without having to build an addition. An attic bedroom is also a good invest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Deborah Brem…, Real Estate Pro in 90049
Deborah Bremner answered:
Types of Heating Systems?
I'v bee a local girl for 50 years, and have lived with gravity furnaces all my life. When they work,they are efficient and effective. Some concerns are whether or not there is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 18, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How often must a landlord/lady paint and replace carpeting?
No. At least not in any area I know of.

It's at the discretion of the landlord. How often does it need to be replaced? Maybe more frequently than 7 years. Maybe less so. I expec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
John A. Laro…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
John A. Larocca answered:
I'm looking for a builder/contractor in the Los Angeles area who would like to be featured in a reality show. Contact me right away.
Hi Susan, I own a home inspection company in LA. We don't build or contract however I know many wonderful contractors and would be happy to give you their info. You can visit my we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 23, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Jes Sierra,…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jes Sierra, B.Sc. answered:
i am a license contractor and would like to start a trashout business but where do i start?
Hi Porkoil,
Get some business cards created along with nice looking flyers.
Do not list any prices, have the agents contact you and you can negotiate.
Go to real estate offices and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 20, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Diane McDona…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Diane McDonald answered:
General Contractor experienced w/203K Loan in Los Angeles County?
Hi Misterchino,

One of the contractors I recommend and have used personally recently did work for a buyer with a 203K loan. Contact me and I'll forward his information.

Diane McDo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90041
Staci Siegel, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Staci Siegel answered:
What are the responsibilities of a home inspector?
When a defect is not reported during an inspection, the inspector could be held liable if the defects were visible and accessible during the time of the inspection. If the kitchen sink ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
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